Looking for an alternative to Adobe Sign API?

PandaDoc and Adobe Sign (formerly EchoSign) offer universal document solutions to expedite and automate eSigning of proposals, quotes, and contracts for sales and marketing teams. We compare the features and functionality of these competing APIs and their accompanying SDKs.

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Faceoff: PandaDoc vs Adobe Sign API (formerly EchoSign API)

Feature
Adobe Sign API
PandaDoc
Basic Fields
OAuth 2.0
Signer Authentication
Embedded Signing and Sending
Branding
Webhooks

Expedited sales document workflow deployed faster

For robust team collaboration on documents throughout the sales and marketing process, PandaDoc API and its Javascript SDK offers software power tools for rapidly preparing highly customized documents and workflow processes. These power tools outpace Adobe Sign API in terms of their robust support for personalization and enterprise-wide collaboration. PandaDoc says that integrations prepared with its SDK and API usually can be deployed within a week. Adobe Sign integrations typically take longer.

Beyond ready-to-run integrations

The REST API simplifies adding document generation and ESIGN and ETA-compliant eSignatures to custom integrations. Adobe Sign offers plenty of integrations but significantly less flexibility and ease of use in customization and personalization of new projects and existing packages.

Create personalized documents

PandaDoc API cuts personalized document creation and processing time relative to Adobe Sign API. Use it to streamline and scale process flows on frequently sent documents. Save and organize images, product data, customer testimonials and more in a well-structured content library. Tokens auto-fill fields with a single click. By contrast, Adobe’s API forces you to deal with Acrobat Pro, a legacy product lacking comparable functionality, so proposal and quote creation requires more manual labor.

Reliable document security

PandaDoc API supports robust security in contract management software with SSAE16 SOC2 compliance. Its SaaS business solution is hosted on the super-secure AWS Cloud, with PCI DSS Level 1 compliant payments accepted via Stripe. Built-in audit trails for internal document changes and external document interactions come standard.

Faster, more accurate quotes

The PandaDoc REST API supports rapid creation of custom pricing tables and quote creation from within the CRM. Pricing tables can include features like optional items, auto-calculated discounts, editable quantities, and multiple-choice selections. The API also offers a convenient Bulk Send capability lacking in Adobe’s offering.

Use PandaDoc API to integrate with custom applications

Legally-binding eSignatures

Our PandaDoc API enables eSignatures to expedite deal-closing. Electronic signature features can include fields like dates, checkboxes, and masked fields. You have access to secure eSignature certificates, with support for eSigning from mobile devices. Track the change history of any document with a detailed audit trail. You can capture legally-binding recipient data and eSignatures with standard and custom fields. These features are standard with every PandaDoc subscription. For comparable capabilities with Adobe Sign API pricing, you’ll need to pay for a premium package.
Legally-binding eSignatures

Flexible document send options

The PandaDoc API lets you build document delivery options that best suit your preferred use cases. Send docs via email, link-sharing, bulk sending, or embeds.
Flexible document send options

Live support

PandaDoc offers support for developers, including full knowledge base access, email support, in-app live chat, dedicated customer success managers and more. For Adobe Sign API, that level of live developer support is available only to enterprise subscribers of its more expensive packages.
Live support
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